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Health Inventures Partners with ZirMed to Provide Revenue Cycle Solutions to ASC and Surgical Hospitals

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Inventures, LLC, a leader in the surgical services and practice management industry for 17 years, guiding clients through the complexities of launching and operating their surgery centers, today announced that it has selected ZirMed, a nationally recognized provider of revenue management solutions for the healthcare industry, as a preferred business partner.

Under this partnership, Health Inventures will offer their ASC and Surgical Hospital clients a full EDI solution suite including eligibility, electronic remittance, patient invoice e-delivery, lockbox services, and online patient portal access for billing inquiries, online bill pay, and management of automated payment plans.

"ZirMed was selected as a preferred revenue management solutions partner for two very important reasons.  One is their broad technology solutions, from eligibility verification to claims processing to auto-posting of payments received from thousands of payers including Medicare.  The second being their commitment to customer support, with more than 50% of their employees concentrated on client service," stated Dan Hamilton, Vice President Supply Chain Management of Health Inventures.

"ZirMed shares Health Inventures commitment to enhancing the efficiency and quality of surgical service providers through superior revenue cycle management, clinical performance and outstanding client support.  We're thrilled to be partners with Health Inventures and look forward to bringing immediate value to their clients," said Kent Rowe, Vice President of Sales at ZirMed.

Health Inventures and ZirMed already have several customers using their systems in tandem.  Formalizing this partnership further solidifies the commitment to provide technology and support to ACS and Surgical Hospital Services.

About ZirMed

ZirMed is a nationally recognized leader in delivering revenue cycle management solutions, serving more than 150,000 healthcare providers.  ZirMed leverages the power of technology to cure administrative burdens and increase cash flow, enabling providers to not just survive but thrive.  ZirMed solutions include eligibility verification, credit/debit card processing, check processing, claims management, coding compliancy and reimbursement management, revenue cycle analytics, electronic remittance advice, patient statements, patient e-commerce solutions, and lockbox services.  ZirMed is rated among the top in KLAS, and has been a multi-year recipient of Inc. magazine's 500/5000 fastest growing companies and Healthcare Informatics magazine's Top 100 Companies awards.  For more information about ZirMed, visit www.zirmed.com.

About Health Inventures, LLC

Health Inventures is a surgical and physician services company driving financial and clinical performance through physician-hospital alignment.  Founded in 1995, the company has guided hundreds of clients through the complexities of launching and operating surgical facilities, improving teamwork and workflows, controlling costs and increasing efficiencies, and achieving well-defined clinical and revenue-focused goals through a variety of interconnected solutions, such as ambulatory surgery center (ASC) development and operations, physician practice management, hospital perioperative and anesthesia performance improvement, and human resources advisory and employment services. Health Inventures' surgical facility network produces clinical outcomes, patient and physician satisfaction, and financial performance above industry standards.  The company is privately held and located in Westminster, CO. For more information, visit www.healthinventures.com.

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